Tuesday 28 February 2023

Uniko February/March 2023 Release - Introducing...Spring Botanicals Crocus

Good morning

I'm here today to introduce the first of the stamp sets in the latest release coming up from Uniko.

Spring flowers are my absolute favourite so to have an addition to the Spring Botanicals series is a winner for me.  I have two cards for you today using the new Spring Botanicals Crocus set...

Here's my first card using a technique I love to do with floral images...

Isn't this flower image gorgeous?!  This may look like a simple creation but this involved having to cut out a mask, including those skinny leaves!  But it was worth it.  Once stamped and masked, I then inked up the background using two shades of Distress Oxides, in purple of course as I wanted to keep the colour true to that of a crocus.  I die cut the panel and added a sentiment, also from the set, to finish.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Crocus
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

And for my second card I decided to get some Copic colouring practice...

And for this one I tried some "no line colouring".  So I stamped the image in a pale shade of neutral ink and coloured with my Copics.  Still lots of practice required but I'm pretty happy with this one.  Again, this was finished by die cutting the panel and adding the sentiment, also from the set.

Materials used:
  • Stamp: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Crocus
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Coloured with Copics
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles

For more projects by the talented Bev and my fellow Brand Ambassadors, please do pop over to the main Uniko blog, here, to see this new stamp set in action.

The new products will be available to purchase from the Uniko website from 4 March at 9.00am GMT.

I'll be back with more inspiration using more of the new products tomorrow.

Monday 27 February 2023

Uniko February/March 2023 Release - Sneak Peeks

Good morning 

There's a fresh release coming up from Uniko and today I'm sharing some sneak peeks of the new products.

First up, a new addition to the Spring Botanicals series, and one of my favourite flowers...

Next some more Spring season sneak peeks...

Next the last clear stamp set of this release...

And how about a new stencil which co-ordinates perfectly with the sneak peek above and others already released...

The introductions will begin tomorrow where I'll be sharing my makes using these new goodies and I'll link up to Uniko so you can follow my fellow Brand Ambassadors too. 

All the products will be available from the Uniko store from 9am on Saturday 4th March 2023 GMT.

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Uniko is Celebrating 11 Years - Birthday Card Link Party!

Good morning and Happy February!

The celebrations are starting over at Uniko today as the 11th Birthday Celebrations get underway.

In true Uniko tradition Bev is holding a Birthday Card Link Party, you can find it here.  There is a £25 eGift Certificate for the lucky winner and all you need to do is create a birthday card using only Uniko products and link it up over on the blog post.  The link will remain open until 28 February 2023.

Here's my celebration card...

I inked up my card base using the Party Confetti stencil in rainbow colours.  Then on a die cut panel I inked up the balloons using the Balloon Bash stencil in the same colours.  I finished the card with a sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments clear stamp set and popped the panel up on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Stencils: Uniko - Party Confetti, Balloon Bash
  • Stamps: Uniko - Birthday Sentiments
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Kitsch Flamingo, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles

And as an extra thank you, Bev has a discount code for you...

So if there's anything on your wish list over at Uniko, why not grab it now while you can get this great discount.

Looking forward to seeing your birthday creations in the link gallery, which you can find here.

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